Doernbecher Freestyle Pre-Heat 2013

Doernbecher Freestyle

Bringing back five classics

In the past 10 years, the Doernbecher Freestyle, a powerful partnership between OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Nike, has raised over $6 million for Doernbecher through the sale of limited edition shoes designed by Doernbecher patients.

The 52 shoes that have been produced since the program's launch in 2004 are as unique as the kids and teens who design them. To celebrate this remarkable milestone, Nike is releasing five classic styles in the weeks leading up to the unveiling of the 2013 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection. Proceeds from the 10th Anniversary re-releases as well as the 2013 Freestyle collection will benefit Doernbecher and the young patients who need it most.

What Classic will be next?

Check back to see what Doernbecher Freestyle classic will be re-released during the summer Pre-Heat event. Learn more about the Doernbecher Freestyle X 2013 collection, set to be revealed Saturday, September 28, 2013.

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Lance Dillon's Dunk Low, 2006


Lnace Dillon's 2006 Dunk Low are the fifth pair of Doernbecher Freestyle shoes to be released in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the program.  Lance battled leukemia as a teenager and was treated at Doernbecher Children's Hospital.  Now Lance is 24-years-old and a proud graduate of Oregon State University.  You can pick up a pair of Lance's custom kicks on Saturday, August 31 at select Nike retailers and on www.nike.com

Shelby Lee's Free Run, 2010


Shelby Lee's 2010 Free Run are the fourth pair of shoes to be released in celebration of 10th Anniversary of the Doernbecher Freestyle.  Diagnosed with a congenital heart condition, Shelby endured five heart surgeries and seven cardiac catherizations at Doernbecher.  You can purchase Shelby's shoes on Saturday August 17 at www.nike.com or at select Nike Retail locations. 

Colin Couch's Air Force 1, 2008



Colin Couch's Air Force 1 that he designed as part of the 2008 Doernbecher Freestyle Collection are the third fan favorite Freestyle shoe to be released this summer. Colin was treated at Doernbecher for a congenital heart defect. You can purchase Colin's shoes beginning Saturday, August 3 at www.nike.com or at select Nike retail locations. Follow @NikeStore on Twitter for more information.

Cole Johanson's Air Jordan 3 Retro, 2010



The second Doernbecher Freestyle classic to be re-released is Cole Johanson's Air Jordan 3 Retro which he designed in 2010 after battling Burkitt's Lymphoma and being treated at Doernbecher.  Cole's shoes are available for purchase on Saturday, July 20 at www.nike.com and at select Nike retail locations across the country.

Mike Armstrong’s Air Max 95, 2007

Mike Armstrong’s Air Max 95s

The first of the shoes to be re-released is Mike Armstrong's Air Max 95s which he designed in 2007 after recovering from heart surgery at Doernbecher. Mike's shoes are available for purchase on Saturday, July 6 at www.nike.com and at select Nike retail locations across the country. Follow @NikeStore on Twitter to learn how you can purchase a pair.

Support the program

If you are unable to make it to the Doernbecher Freestyle auction in September but still want to support the program, you can donate online.


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For event details and program information, please contact Ashley Schmidt at 503 412-6351 or
e-mail schmidas@ohsu.edu; or contact Allie Reynolds at 503 220-8343 or e-mail reynolal@ohsu.edu.